May 17, 2009

Local identity and well- known Australian entertainer, Vic Simms, gave a lively talk to visitors at the Laperouse Museum. Vic spoke about growing up in La Perouse and displayed ochre, boomerangs, spears and clap sticks. In 2001, Vic won a Deadly Award for his outstanding achievements as an entertainer. His LP recording, The Loner, is recognised as one of the greatest collections of protest songs produced in Australia. More recently he featured at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games opening ceremony concerts, at Woodford’s Indigenous Festival, and gave the Welcome to Country at the Sydney Town Hall for the 2000 Olympics.  Wikipedia Link and for those who missed this talk tune into this feature which was produced by the ABC. Link

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